Archive for February, 2012

Vancouver Sun, Black Press: gatekeepers for BC Liberals’ smart meter program

by  George Wells Ever since the “smart” meter controversy began in British Columbia over a year ago, the media has been suspiciously quiet. If it hadn’t been for various letters to the editor—the only method of debate the corporate media is allowing—and a few scant pieces on the TV news, British Columbians might not even know […]

Michigan Opt Out

DTE To Propose Opt-Out Provision For Customers Opposed To Smart Meters Friday, February 17, 2012 http://www.mitechnews.com/articles.asp?Id=14168&sec=104 DETROIT – In a filing to be made next month with the Public Service Commission related to an investigation into the use of smart meters, DTE will propose an opt-out provision for customers. DTE spokesperson Len Singer said the […]

Another BC City Hall asks for Opt Out

Maple Ridge council calls for choice on Smart Meters Maple Ridge council voted Tuesday to send a letter to B.C. Hydro urging the provincial power utility to respect citizens right to opt out of the controversial $900 million project to replace the province’s 1.8 million power meters. Black Press/Files http://www.mapleridgenews.com/news/139478903.html By Robert Mangelsdorf – Maple […]

Opt Out requested in Maple Ridge

21 of 24 Condo owners at a building in Maple Ridge sign a petition, and Mayor Daykin expresses his hope that BC Hydro will take the City Hall’s request seriously and allow people to give people a choice to Opt Out from smart meters.

Ontario Catholic teachers union issues Wi-Fi warning

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/02/13/ontario-catholic-teachers-union-issues-wi-fi-warning BY KRISTY KIRKUP , PARLIAMENTARY BUREAU FIRST POSTED: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012 07:29 AM EST OTTAWA – Ontario’s Catholic teachers’ union is warning against teaching in classrooms with wireless Internet. The Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association, which represents 45,000 teaches, issued a research paper Monday highlighting some of their concerns surrounding Wi-Fi technology. The […]

Dogs Reaction to Smart Meters

www.kindredspiritsproject.com/2011/09/01/animal-health-alert-dogs-reaction-to-smart-meters/   Apparently there is a fair amount of controversy regarding the introduction of smart meters into residential homes throughout the world.  In addition to their questionable economic value and privacy issues, there actually seem to be potentially significant health effects on people and now seemingly on animals.  This article presents the first documentation of […]

‘Super Wi-Fi’ Blankets First County in U.S.

A campaign to free up spectrum hoarded by old media bears fruit. CHRISTOPHER MIMS 01/26/2012 New Hanover County, North Carolina, just rolled out Super Wi-Fi, which is its actual name, not just a patronizing euphemism I’m deploying because I think you can’t handle “a new Wi-Fi standard operating in the ‘white spaces’ between 50-700Mhz, where […]

Smart Meter Opt Out?

BC Hydro will not say whether B.C. residents are able to opt out of its controversial Smart Meter program, a frustrating proposition for consumers who distrust the devices.” http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120131/bc_steele_hydro_smart_meters_120131/20120201/?hub=BritishColumbiaHome Choice to opt out of smart meters unclear BC Hydro will not say whether B.C. residents are able to opt out of its controversial Smart Meter […]